Posted by: reneewildes1 | April 16, 2013




Kids love this stuff—and it’s easy for everyone to just help themselves whenever the mood strikes. Whenever the kids bring a friend over to our house, it’s a good after-school treat. I like the spiced version myself. For a non-kids step-up, you can doctor with a shot of Baileys or Kahlua, too! (Great for bribing Santa, if it so happens you’ve been extra naughty this year…) This makes a big batch! (But it goes faster than you’d believe…)
1 2 lb. can cocoa mix
1 8-qt. size powdered milk
1 8-oz, jar powdered cream
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
Mix together thoroughly in large pail –a flour sifter can help blend. Keep in sealed, airtight container. To make, fill cup or mug ½ full of mix, add boiling water & stir well. Top with marshmallows.

To make SPICED HOT CHOCOLATE, sprinkle powdered cinnamon or nutmeg or a bit of ground cloves atop mix just before adding water.

And check out these other recipes from my writer friends:

Selena Robins –
Nancy Lauzon –



  1. […] Warm up with Renee Wildes Mid-West Hot Cocoa Recipe […]

  2. Mmmm that’s sounds yummy. Thanks Renee.

  3. […] Hot Cocoa Mix by Renee Wildes […]

  4. My daughter LOVES hot chocolate, I’m going to make this for her!

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